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1 WordPress Getting Started

2 What is the purpose of a classroom web page or blog? It is a web site that maintains an ongoing chronicle of information. A blog is a frequently updated, personal website featuring diary-type commentary and links to articles on other Web sites. To keep parents and students informed of events in the classroom. To provide additional support, instruction, and/or practice of educational content.

3 What is WordPress? WordPress is publishing software with a focus on ease of use, speed and a great user experience. WordPress is open source software. WordPress is installed on a Jefferson County Schools web server. Software is very user-friendly and If you blog, this is very similar ( it is the same principle as Facebook).

4 What are the features? You will have Themes to select from – this will maintain a uniform appearance for your site. Only one theme may be used. Use templates to quickly make changes to site. Widgets will add fun and appeal to your site. Examples: calendar, pages, links, categories….

5 Vocabulary for WordPress Theme: A Theme is the overall design of a site and encompasses color, graphics, and text. A Theme is sometimes called the skin. Post: An entry written and published Dashboard: Control panel for WordPress Pages - "static" information about yourself or your site Permalinks – links intended to be permanent.

6 More Vocabulary Meta: generally means information about. Feed: function of special software that allows "Feedreaders" to access a site automatically looking for new content Allows parents or students to subscribe to the site and receive an automatic notice that new information has been added. This is often referred to as RSS (Really Simple Syndication). More may be found at WordPress Glossary (http://codex.wordpress.org/Glossary)WordPress Glossary

7 Login Username: last name first initial (no capitals and no spaces) Example: brownj Password: Your site To get in to the Dashboard and administration portion - schools.net/brownj /wp-adminhttp://web.jc- schools.net/brownj

8 The Dashboard – This is your control panel

9 Selecting a Theme Select Themes from the Appearance drop-down menu Thumbnails of available themes will be displayed Select the desired theme by clicking on the theme

10 The theme will appear and your must click on Activate for the theme to be applied.

11 Theme Options Select Themes options from the Appearance drop- down menu. Select font options, layout options, content options, and header colors

12 Make selections and then Save Options

13 So…What is the Difference in a Post and a Page? A page is static information that will be useful for a long time. A Post is more temporary information that will be use in the short term. Additional post on a given topic may be added at anytime with the most recent being at the top of the page.

14 Adding Pages TITLE INFO Make a Choice

15 ADD TITLE ADD CONTENT

16 Next, you have the option to Save Draft, or Publish.

17 Settings - General Set to New York Set to Sunday

18 Settings - Writing May change to 20

19 Settings - Reading

20 Settings - Discussion

21 Adding Posts TITLE INFO Make a Choice

22 Adding New Links Select Links and Add New Give a Name Ex: Jefferson County School Give url Ex: Select category

23 Adding a Link Category Links/Posts are placed in categories

24 New Category The new category will not appear until a link has been assigned. Now the category appears in the side bar. If a description is added, the description will be visible when link is hovered over.

25 Adding Media Select Media from the side bar There are two options: Library and Add New Select Add New Select Files Navigate to where the media is located on your computer

26 After the Media is selected, information about the media is displayed. Next Save all changes.

27 The new media is now listed and displayed in the Media Library and the media is available for use in the post.

28 Export site

29 Additional Resources WordPress Lessons WordPress.org WordPress.com New to WordPress – Where to Start


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